Diamante Beach

Located on the north coast of the Dominican Republic is Diamond Beach, so named because it is the gem of the island. Aside from its obvious beauty, Diamond Beach is a great choice for families because the waters are shallow for about a half a mile, and calm to boot.

Positioned in the Eastern side of the Dominican Republic, 4.2 miles south of Cabrera, Diamante Beach is on the North edge of Hispaniola. You should think about stopping by regardless of whether you're staying in the immediate vicinity. It's often said that Diamante Beach is one of the best spots for escaping the typical tourist haunts. Other nearby beaches in the Dominican Republic may provide just as many amenities as Diamante Beach, but are usually more crowded because they border some of the area's most popular resorts.

How to Access The Beach
Diamante is located off Highway 5 just past Cabrera. Road signs will direct you straight to the shore.

Amenities and Ambiance

Diamante Beach cuts a rectangle shape into the north coast of the Domincan Republic, lined by low rock walls on either side and trees on all sides except the one leading out into the ocean. Freshwater streams dump into the lagoon, where the waters vary from teal to turquoise.

Unfortunately, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot.

If you tend to prefer shores that offer those who visit a tranquil environment, then you should enjoy Diamante Beach; it is located in a more natural section of the region.

What's Nearby

Attractions

The beach is wonderful, but the surrounding area has a lot to offer, too. Look for it on the North coast of Hispaniola; it will be near other attractions like Cabrera's Central Park, which is four miles to the north of this spot.

If you're looking for other nearby attractions or activity options, you'll find the closest ones in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Diamante Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Cabrera's Central Park Park 4.2 N Hispaniola
Playa Grande Golf Course Golf Course 10.7 NW Hispaniola
Club Bahia Principe Casino 15.8 W Hispaniola
Casa De Artesanaa La Santiaguera Art Gallery 27.1 SSW Hispaniola
El Sendero del Cacao Facility Viewing 30.5 SW Hispaniola

Cities and Towns

The nearest part on Hispaniola to Diamante Beach is La Entrada. This interesting part of Hispaniola is only two miles from the shore, which means you needn't use up an entire day here. La Entrada is an interesting area that brings together the quietude of the Caribbean and the urbanization of city life.

Hotels

Whether or not you encounter many other people will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are. This beach is not near many large hotels, but it can appeal to visitors staying at the few small lodgings in the area.

While vacationers will not find very many hotels withing driving distance, those options closest to the beach can be viewed in the list that follows.

Accommodations near Diamante Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Uncle Mark Suites 4.5 mi. N Guest house
Hotel La Catalina 4.7 mi. NNW Hotel
Caliente Caribe Resort & Spa 8.3 mi. NW Resort

Food

When lunchtime rolls around and you start getting hungry, the area near this beach provides some viable options, and you don't have to go far from these sands. One of the closest places to eat is Antojos Cafe. The restaurant is not very far off, so a brief car or taxi trip is a good option.

The table below provides a list of restaurants closest to this beach.

Restaurants near Diamante Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Antojos Cafe (809) 589-8068 -- -- 4.2 mi. N
Cafeteraa Pilrevir (809) 589-7444 -- -- 4.2 mi. N
Chicos Tropical Cafe (809) 589-8585 Caribbean, Tex-Mex Very Casual 4.2 mi. N
Chori-Pan (809) 589-7444 Italian -- 4.2 mi. N
El Babonuco (829) 338-8707 American Very Casual -- --
Manny's Bar Restaurant (829) 446-6025 ext. 9 Caribbean Very Casual 4.2 mi. N
Micary Cafeteria (809) 589-7233 -- -- -- --
Mira Mar Restaurant -- Creole Very Casual -- --
Restaurante Choripan (809) 589-7144 Creole Very Casual 4.2 mi. N

Other Beaches

Hispaniola has several beautiful beaches, so Diamante Beach is not your only option.

You might also enjoy Bonita Beach, found definitely within a car's reach of the shore. But, if you're interested in a more active beach, you might like La Entrada Beach. It's located three miles to the south.

You might also want to visit El Breton, which is located not too far away, meaning a quick cab ride is an easy option.

While the Dominican Republic has many alluring attractions, Diamante Beach is both a refreshing place to relax, and a beautiful natural attraction.

 

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